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Shaytan: Follow Me and Be Happy!

Sultan al-Awliya

Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani

3 February 2010 Lefke, Cyprus

(Mawlana Shaykh stands.)

As salamu `alayk. Madad yaa Sultan al-Awliya, dastoor. La ilaaha illa-Llah, la ilaaha illa-Llah, la ilaaha illa-Llah Sayyidina Nabi Muhammadun Rasoolullah (s). RijaalAllah. (Mawlana Shaykh sits.)

O People! As-salaamu `alaykum, yaa `ibaadAllah, whom they are asking to know something, whom they are believing for real life after this life on this planet, as-salaamu `alaykum. Thumma salaamu `alayka, yaa Sultan al-Awliya. There must be for everything a commander. Who is commander? Commander, that is sultan. And we are giving our high respect also for our sultan of dunya; now everything that is going on is under his command. He is preparing everything through this life and on this planet he is responsible; there can’t be anything by itself, everything must be controlled by the sultan of this planet. His command is going on and everything on this planet are following his holy command. Whoever are keeping holy commands are going to be holy ones. If they are not keeping or respecting holy ones’ commands, no value, (it is) zibeel, garbage.

Yaa Rabb, O our Lord! You granted us countless, countless pleasures. Why are they saying “pleasures,” because Man is always asking pleasure. Man never likes to be unhappy or to not be pleasement for him. He likes pleasement and he also likes pleasure and he also likes to be happy here and Hereafter. Everyone is asking this, but when they are saying, some people are asking for a fruit without planting its trees. He is saying, “O, I am asking people, I am asking for an apricot, I am asking for a quince.” You are asking but you are not planting its tree to reach and to be happy. You are only saying through your tongue, “I like this, I like that.”

If you prepared yourself, a`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani ‘r-rajeem, ohhh we are running from Shaytan and shaytanic tricks and traps, and we are asking to run away from Shaytan’s tricks and traps. And we are asking something but he is listening to the teachings of Shaytan, shaytanic teachings. He thinks that makes him happy and that is taking him to his every target or every wish that he is asking. He thinks that Shaytan is speaking something and advising to him and mostly people are thinking that Shaytan’s leadership is the best leadership. How can it be? Thinking that shaytanic teachings are the best teachings for taking them from this dark life to a shining life, but what they are thinking is not true! It is wrong, but their egos are helping them, saying, “Oh, we must follow this because he is doing his best for us.”

What is that respect coming from Shaytan to people? Which people reached respect through following Shaytan? No one, not here or after this life! First of all Shaytan is saying, “There is one life, not a second life, just once. Therefore, follow me, I may take you to endless places of endless pleasure and endless enjoyment that you can’t imagine, that never reached by your imagination. I will take you to an endless paradise. I am such a free one.” Shaytan is saying he is a free one, and advising people, “Follow me and you should be free ones. I am doing everything as I like. I am not accepting any commander on myself. I am free, I am doing everything as I like, and your pleasure here is to do everything as you like that gives you happiness and pleasure.”

(Mawlana sings.)

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom. I am free.

That is Shaytan’s sultanate, pleasure and putting music in it.

(Mawlana Shaykh sings.)

Come to me

and you shall be free, free, free.

Don’t listen to anyone else,

I am your most important adviser,

to listen to me,

You shall be free, free, free!

Now for the 21st century people, for every nation there is a national anthem. That is for Shaytan’s language! What is that? Every country has a national anthem. You may look for every nation, they are singing:

We are free.

Freedom, freedom, freedom.

Dome, dome.

Freedom, freedom, freedom.

Dome, dome.

A person is saying, “You are asking freedom and I am showing it to you.”

“Who are you?”

“I am that one whom whole nations are following, and I am making freedom free.”

And that heedless one asking, “Where can I find that freedom? I like it too much. I am asking to be free from my wife. I like to be free from my husband. I like to be free from national service. I like to be free from any governments. I ask to be free, in a place that no one can reach me. I like to be free!”

And Shaytan is saying to that one, “If you like to be free, I am finding for you that place and there you can find your freedom and no one is refusing your freedom.”

“Tell me, can you find me such a place?”

“Yes, because I am that free one! If all of you are under that holy command, you are not going to be able to find yourself that freedom, your main target.”

“Where shall I find that freedom?”

“Come with me,” and Shaytan is taking his hand and bringing him to the WC (toilet). “You can’t find your freedom anywhere else. When you are inside, no one can come and give trouble to you. You may say, ‘Ahem! This is occupied.’ If you are asking for that freedom, you can find it in the WC. Outside, no one gives you freedom; no, it can’t be.”

And people are fighting to find a freedom, but they can’t reach it. Everywhere, people and nations, they are slaves. No freedom for them, no freedom! They are only slaves, and for slaves there is no freedom. Look at each country and state, they have so many rules, yes? You are going there to find your freedom, and you are finding at the beginning when you are asking to step in a free country, that people may think that they are free. And when people are coming, inside there is a hat (official), looking and saying, “Come, who are you?”

“I am from human nature, I am a person.”

“No, but to who do you belong, what is your identity?”

“I am from Cyprus.”

“No one from Cyprus here. Go away.”


“I am controlling people here to let them in or to make them to go away.”

Shaytan is promising to them, “Follow me, do for me and I shall show you a freedom that no one can be able to take it from you.”

How may it be for my country? I will say to you, speaking about police control there. If you are asking full freedom you may be like a horse in front of a car, in old times they had carriages. We may tie you from everything around yourself, you are in front, and around back there is a carriage and you should be there, free. How is my freedom and your freedom going to be like a horse’s freedom? They are not needing to go to the WC, horse’s freedom. If you like you may be like donkeys, horses or bulls. It is okay, they are putting on your mouth reins, and taking also through their hands whips, and then saying to you, “Now you are free. If not doing what I am telling you to do, on your back is coming the whip.”

That is the freedom of 21st century people that Shaytan is teaching to you. Everywhere, for each step, you can’t do without coming to a stop point. What should we do? The Lord of Heavens created this whole world for you. We may move north to south, east to west, the Lord of Heavens just created this world for you to go around. But they are saying, “No. We are not believing in this One, we are believing only our masters on earth.” How many masters are giving you freedom? One step, if you are not doing, taking you inside.

O Your Holiness, Pope, is it true what I am saying or not? Is it true or a lie? Who gave them authority to say, “You cannot go here, you can’t do this, or you can’t do that?” Which country, if I am coming to, so many people coming and saying, “O who are you?” And I am saying, “I am one servant of my Lord, I am coming in.”

“No, stop. Come under this machine, showing who you are. Who are you? You can’t pass under here from this way, under this machine you must go.”

That is freedom for the 21st century? And Allah Almighty created this world to be free; no one can take their freedom. Only Allah Almighty, with conditions, can make to be free. That is the order from the heavens, but 21st century people are saying, “You can’t pass there! Where is your passport? Where is your money? Where are your clothes?”

Yes, holy teachings from heavens, how are they ordering for Mankind to do or to be? This world belongs to Allah and He is giving freedom to His servants to go north and south, east and west. No one may say, “You can’t pass.” No, those are shaytanic teachings. But from one side Shaytan is saying, “O, 21st century people! Follow me and I am making you most happy people! You can go east to west, north to south. Follow me and no one can touch you!”

That is Shaytan’s advice to people and he is saying to rulers, “Make this rule, make that rule, make this rule, and make that rule, and take all freedom from everyone, except as you like to give freedom to people, you may use.” (Mawlana sings.)

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom.

Everywhere singing,

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom.

Where is freedom in this world? If I am asking to take sheep from here to the nearest point in Turkey or Damascus, or Lebanon, they (officials) are asking forty questions! Who is making you to prevent people to go from east and west?

O Salafi `ulamas! Are you understanding the Holy Qur’an? And in the holiest place in Mecca al-Mukarramah, how are you making so many police to ask for your passport? If not, they are preventing you. How are you making in these holy places, for your praying, how are you asking for a passport? You don’t have such an authority! I am saying to Salafi `ulamas, who is preventing people to enter to holy places? And you are saying, “We are keeping Shar’iah.” You are not keeping Shari’ah, you are keeping people from entering the Lord’s House. Where is your authority? All of you are responsible in the Divine Presence.

لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا

li-yabloowakum ayyukum ahsanu`amala...

That He may test which of you is best in deed. (67:2)

Perfect for dealing with Allah’s servant? Now this house, written on my name title. Do you think (Haramayn ash-Shareefayn) in Mecca al-Mukarramah and Madinat al-Munawwarah, written on kings' names? How can they understand? How are they understanding? I am coming in the Divine Presence and making my complaint on them that they are not letting anyone in, making visas, making passports, making money! They are having a mind or not?

O People! Living in the 21st century, everything you are doing against the commands of heavens. Therefore, you will be punished. Jesus Christ coming and punishing Christians. Moses coming and punishing Jewish people. Don’t say freedom is from Shaytan. Freedom? Allah Almighty just granting us freedom, you are saying this and this, and (neglecting) holy command, punishment on people. First on people is Shaytan, punish him! How can you punish Shaytan? You may find representatives of Shaytan and you may punish them because they are making people not to go on the right way and to go on wrong way.

May Allah forgives us. Send us to correct everything from this life that prevents people to follow the Seal of Prophets, Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Zidhu yaa Rabbee sharafan wa karaman. (Mawlana Shaykh stands and sits.) Tawbah, yaa Rabbee. Yaa Rabbee, yaa Rabbee, yaa Kareem.

(45 minutes)

They know what is making me to speak also, but I don’t know. He knows.

Dome dome dome dome

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They are looking that one that makes people happy, therefore they are making me to say:

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As-salaamu `alaykum free ones. (Mawlana laughs.) Free ones! Ohh, yaa Rabbee.

(Mawlana Shaykh speaks with Hajjah Naziha on the phone.)